From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/7/2003 10:06:28 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
West Virginia--Education Committee Restores Good Version of Homeschool Bill

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

March 7, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Less than a week ago, the West Virginia Education Committee of the
House of Delegates took SB 181, a good bill that CHEWV and HSLDA
supported, and turned it into an ugly "Frankenstein," adding four
distinct repressive features.

In a whirlwind meeting last night, however, the committee unanimously
restored the bill to the good version that passed the senate!

A turnaround this breathtaking is almost unheard of. God has turned
the hearts of delegates, we believe, in the direction of bringing a
blessing to the homeschool community.

The homeschoolers of West Virginia are to be thanked for their
tireless support. You responded with prayer and determination. You
filled the capitol and flooded the telephone lines.


The bill is now known as the Committee Substitute for SB 206. It is
no longer called "SB 181." When it goes to the house floor, there
will be an opportunity for the enemies of freedom to amend it.

1) Come to the state capitol today and fill the house galleries to
help intensify our momentum. Those opposing our freedom have no
intention of backing down.

2) Call your delegate with this NEW message: "Please vote in favor of
the Committee Substitute for SB 206 without any amendments. It will
remove arbitrary barriers to homeschooling."

3) You can go to our website at and enter your
zip code to find the name and contact information for your delegate.
You can also call 304-340-3200 and the House switchboard can connect
you with your delegate.

THANK YOU for shouldering the burden to bring the blessing of greater
freedom to us and our posterity.

Very truly yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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